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Kibale National Park

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Address: P. O. Box 188, Kasese, Uganda
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+256 483 444629

This park features one of the most diverse primate populations found...

This park features one of the most diverse primate populations found anywhere.

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Uganda Kibale Forest National Park: Guided Hiking Day Tour from Kampala
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No question...chimps are our ancestors.

Chimps are the stars but other species of primates are fantastic as well. When chimps get sudenly crazy and start screaming and running around you and climbing the trees, you`ll... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Chimps are the stars but other species of primates are fantastic as well. When chimps get sudenly crazy and start screaming and running around you and climbing the trees, you`ll be close to know what a heart attack feels like. Excellent park rangers. Samantha and Shadows of Africa Safaris made this happen for us.

Thank thetravelerabc
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had a short visit. The chimpanzees were high on the trees, and hardly visible. My neck ached from stretching it backwards. Permits are expensive, and the experience doesn't worth it. Baboons are about the same size, easy to watch, abundant and free of charge. Save your money!

Thank עינת ג
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

A fantastic experience managed by the UWA. Our guide Silver was very knowledgeable and keen to give us the best experience possible. We were divided into 5 groups of 8 people, each with their own guide, and although we did see some of the other groups from time to time it didn't detract from the experience. After a drive into... More 

Thank GeorgeandJaki
Loenhout, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

On our Uganda tour we also did the chimpansee-tracking in Kibale Forest. It was a really unforgettable experience to come so close in contact with the chimps. We first got o short briefing with information about life and behaviour of the chimps and also the do's and don'ts for us tourists. Than you start in small groups accompanied by rangers.... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Went for the full day chimp tracking and saw lots of chimps initially in trees, and then on the forest floor eating and resting throughout the day. They are very relaxed around humans and we got within a couple of metres of them. We had been told the full day experience could be physically tough but although there was some... More 

Thank SuttonHill
Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We opted for the all day experience. We hired porters to carry back packs .. good move! You watch the chimps up in the trees initially and then see them at ground level as the morning wears on. We got up and personal with lots of chimps and took pics galore. It can be a bit of a circus with... More 

Thank Robert D
Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Waiting for the chipanzees to climb from their (fig) trees may be a little tiring. Menwhile you can watch other animals such as various monkeys or birds. When we finally gave up and headed back to the visitors' centre, we of course encountered "our" chimps strolling through the forest. How exciting!

Thank macfab
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Here we visited the Kibale chimpanzees, a great experience, but although you start in separate groups of 6 they tended to join. At one stage we had 4 groups chasing 1 chimp 😕. We had a half day experience but the full day allows for more time with Chimps with less people, so worth considering. There are also experiential trips... More 

Thank Kim A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

its worth the additional dollars - you can trek early in the morning as the mist is still rising up the swamps and rainforest. You mostly find them high in the trees since its feeding time typically. Over time they might come down and you can view them at close quarters. 1 hour is probably a bit too less for... More 

Thank Suhas A
Gulu, Uganda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I hadn't realized there was the option of a full day habitation tracking till almost the last minute before getting my permit, but for many, I feel this is well worth the extra. The far more well known chimp tracking takes you into the same absolutely beautiful forest. There are many groups and you are pretty much guaranteed to see... More 

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